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Kids Week is back—and moving full STEAM ahead! Science, technology, engineering, arts, math and FUN take center stage at the Intrepid Museum from February 17-23.

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The Intrepid Museum is wheelchair accessible and all major presentations will be held in spaces with an induction loop system. Additional accommodations such as specialized seating, ASL interpreters, or large print can be made with advance notice (one week preferred).
To request accessibility accommodations, contact access@intrepidmuseum.org.
 
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SCIENCE DEMOS
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ANIMAL SHOWS
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MAKER SPACES
Sunday,
FEBRUARY 17
Monday,
FEBRUARY 18
Tuesday,
FEBRUARY 19
Wednesday,
FEBRUARY 20
Thursday,
FEBRUARY 21
Friday,
FEBRUARY 22
Saturday,
FEBRUARY 23
*Schedule is subject to change
Sunday, February 17
All-Day Activities (10:00am – 5:00pm) Location: Hangar 3
Dazzling Discoveries
Hands-on STEAM-themed activities.
Puppetry Arts Theater
Arts and crafts activities.
OrigamiUSA
Learn origami and discover the joy of paperfolding! OrigamiUSA will provide guests the opportunity to learn simple origami models from their experienced teachers.
Theaterworks USA
Interactive craft activity.
Show-Score
Face painting and more!
Brooklyn Music School
Join the Brooklyn Music School in celebrating its 110th year! At this interactive display, experience the joy of music by interacting with different percussion, string, and other types of instruments.
El Museo
Make your own musical instrument! Guests can make a güiro, a commonly used instrument in popular musical styles from Puerto Rico, Cuba and Latin America including son, cumbia, plena and salsa. It's played by scratching a stick along the notches on the instrument and is traditionally made from hollow gourds, wood, fiberglass or metal.
Special Events
 
Performance by Theaterworks USA: Rosie Revere, Engineer & Friends
11:00am & 1:00pm, Hangar 3: Rosie and her friends are on a field trip gone awry—learn how these out-of-the-box problem solvers save the day in this fun new musical that spotlights STEM!
Workshop by Story Pirates: Make your own puppet!
11:30am & 2:30pm, Hangar 3
Performance by Story Pirates
Noon & 2:00pm, Hangar 3 Stage
Pop-Up Planetarium Show: Star Stories
Noon-3:00pm (every hour), Michael Tyler Fisher Center for Education, Hangar 3: Take a trip inside the Intrepid Museum’s planetarium to learn myths from around the world that explain the stars in the sky.
Workshop by the Rube Goldberg Speed Building Challenge
12:30pm & 3:30pm, Hangar 3 Maker Space
Intrepid Education Demonstration: Astronauts Behaving Badly
3:00pm, Hangar 3 Stage, Hear wacky, but true, tales about some of America’s first astronauts in this funny performance!
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Monday, February 18
ALL-DAY ACTIVITIES (10:00AM – 5:00PM) LOCATION: HANGAR 3)
Dazzling Discoveries
Hands-on STEAM-themed activities.
Puppetry Arts Theater
Arts and crafts activities.
OrigamiUSA
Learn origami and discover the joy of paperfolding! OrigamiUSA will provide guests the opportunity to learn simple origami models from their experienced teachers.
Theaterworks USA
Interactive craft activity.
Show-Score
Face painting and more!
Brooklyn Music School
Join the Brooklyn Music School in celebrating its 110th year! At this interactive display, experience the joy of music by interacting with different percussion, string, and other types of instruments.
El Museo
Make your own musical instrument! Guests can make a güiro, a commonly used instrument in popular musical styles from Puerto Rico, Cuba and Latin America including son, cumbia, plena and salsa. It's played by scratching a stick along the notches on the instrument and is traditionally made from hollow gourds, wood, fiberglass or metal.
New York Road Runners
Hands-on sports science activity.

 

Special Events
Pop-Up Planetarium Show: Star Stories
Noon-3:00pm (every hour), Michael Tyler Fisher Center for Education: Take a trip inside the Intrepid Museum’s planetarium to learn myths from around the world that explain the stars in the sky.
Intrepid Education Demonstration: Astronauts Behaving Badly
Noon, Hangar 3 Stage, Hear wacky, but true, tales about some of America’s first astronauts in this funny performance!
Workshop by the Rube Goldberg Speed Building Challenge
12:30pm & 3:30pm, Hangar 3, Maker Space
Performance by Tuffy the Tiger
1:00pm, Hangar 3 Stage
Broadway Performance: King Kong
2:30pm, Hangar 3 Stage, See a performance from the new Broadway musical KING KONG, the epic modern myth that comes alive onstage through an innovative mix of animatronics, puppetry, music and stagecraft!
Performance by the Gazillion Bubble Show
3:00pm & 4:00pm, Hangar 3 Stage

 

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Tuesday, February 19
ALL-DAY ACTIVITIES (10:00AM – 5:00PM) LOCATION: HANGAR 3)
Dazzling Discoveries
Hands-on STEAM-themed activities.
Beardsley Zoo
Come experience an amazing animal adventure! See animal ambassadors from around the world, find out how zoos save animals from extinction and learn how you can help.
Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Two by Two Zoo
Wild World of Animals Exhibit: kangaroo (juvenile), bearded dragon, tortoise, chinchilla, alligators (juvenile), ball python, hissing cockroaches.
Billion Oyster Project
Billion Oyster Project is trying to repopulate the oyster population in New York Harbor through community engagement initiatives and education. Learn how you can help!
Sprout Up NYC
Get excited about water conservation by performing a scientific experiment on something you do every day: brushing your teeth!
NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Enjoy educational, water-themed activities such as water quality testing, hands-on crafts and the opportunity to learn more about our city's drinking water and wastewater system.
Meet the Scientist
Herpetologist Arianna Kuhn: Grab some hands-on knowledge of frogs, lizards and snakes and learn about how new species are discovered!
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Learn about the incredible research being conducted by the students at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Presentation by the Wildlife Theater Group
11:00am & 3:00pm, Hangar 3 Stage: Amazing Adaptations: The Dinosaur Adventure: Join our heroes Cope and Marsh as they journey through the Bronx Zoo, past and present, to find out the truth about animal adaptations and say hello during the dinosaur and tortoise puppet meet and greets!
Workshop by the Billion Oyster Project
11:00am & 3:00pm, Hangar 3 Stage: Oysters are a keystone species for three main reasons: water filtration, habitats for other organisms, and shoreline protection. Learn how important these ecosystem services are to our estuary!
Intrepid Education Demonstration: Airheads: How Do Things Fly?
11:30am, Hangar 3 Stage: Museum educators explore the science behind aviation in this demonstration about how things fly!
Presentation by Animal Embassy: World Wildlife Animal Adventure
Noon, Hangar 3 Stage: Animal Embassy will take families on a journey around the globe with incredible live animal ambassadors! We will explore their diverse habitats and discuss some of the conservation issues and challenges they face. This interactive live animal presentation will include animals such as an Australian eclectus parrot, a Honduran milk snake, an African sulcata tortoise and a New Caledonian giant gecko. For the softer side of nature, we’ll learn about a family of South American chinchillas.
Workshop by SproutUp NYC: Make Some Noise for Recycling!
Noon, Hangar 3: Environmental consciousness and the fascinating physics behind musical instruments come together in Sprout Up’s maker workshop, where visitors can craft their own musical instrument out of salvaged materials.
Pop-Up Planetarium Show: On the Wings of New York
Noon-3:00pm (every hour), Michael Tyler Fisher Center for Education
Live Animal Demonstration by the Beardsley Zoo: Amazing Animal Adventures
1:00pm & 4:00pm, Hangar 3 Stage: Come experience an amazing animal adventure! See animal ambassadors from around the world, find out how zoos save animals from extinction and learn how you can help.
Workshop by the Bronx Zoo
1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm & 4:30pm, Hangar 3 Maker Space
Presentation by Animal Embassy: World Wildlife Animal Adventure
2:00pm, Hangar 3 Stage: Embassy will take families on a journey around the globe with incredible live animal ambassadors! We will explore their diverse habitats and discuss some of the conservation issues and challenges they face. This interactive live animal presentation will include animals such as an Australian eclectus parrot, a Honduran milk snake, an African sulcata tortoise and a New Caledonian giant gecko. For the softer side of nature, we’ll learn about a family of South American chinchillas.
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Wednesday, February 20
All-Day Activities (10:00am – 5:00pm) Location: Hangar 3
Dazzling Discoveries
Hands-on STEAM-themed activities.
Wild Encounters
Live animal display by zoologist Jarod Miller, Jarod Miller, a naturalist who has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O’Brien, along with his amazing animals
Beardsley Zoo
Amazing Animal Adventures: Come experience an amazing animal adventure! See animal ambassadors from around the world, find out how zoos save animals from extinction and learn how you can help.
Two by Two Zoo
Wild World of Animals Exhibit: kangaroo (juvenile), bearded dragon, tortoise, chinchilla, alligators (juvenile), ball python, hissing cockroaches
Billion Oyster Project
Billion Oyster Project is trying to repopulate the oyster population in New York Harbor through community engagement initiatives and education. Learn how you can help!
Primatologist Natalia Reagan
Primatologist and comedian, Natalia Reagan, will display realistic primate stuffed animals and books to explain primate morphology and evolution! Kids can also learn a few different primate calls and interact with a miniature replica of a human skeleton and primate skull casts to understand anatomical differences, such as dentition and brain size.
Sprout Up NYC
Get excited about water conservation by performing a scientific experiment on something you do every day: brushing your teeth!
Meet the Scientist
Paleontologist Christine Sosiak: Learn what ants fossilized in amber can teach us about how ants lived during the time of the dinosaurs. Guests will learn about what they ate, where they nested and how they responded to the asteroid strike that killed the dinosaurs.

 

Special Events
Live Animal Demonstration by Zoologist Jarod Miller
11:00am & 3:00pm, Allison & Howard Lutnick Theater
Presentation by the Wildlife Theater Group: Polar Bear and the Beat
11:30am & 2:00pm, Hangar 3 Stage: Why does the largest land-based meat-eating Mammal care about plankton? Learn all about the arctic food web and the rhythm of life and say hello at a penguin character or puppet meet and greet!
Workshop by the Billion Oyster Project
11:30am, Hangar 3: Oysters are a keystone species for 3 main reasons 1) water filtration, 2) habitat for other organisms, and 3) shoreline protection, come and learn how important these ecosystem services are to our estuary!
Live Animal Demonstration by the Beardsley Zoo; Amazing Animal Adventures
Noon & 4:00pm, Hangar 3 Stage; Amazing Animal Adventures Amazing Animal Adventures: Come experience an amazing animal adventure! See animal ambassadors from around the world, find out how zoos save animals from extinction and learn how you can help.
Intrepid Education Demonstration: Airheads: How Do Things Fly?
12:30pm, Hangar 3 Stage: Museum educators explore the science behind aviation in this demonstration about how things fly!
Workshop by SproutUp NYC: Make Some Noise for Recycling!
12:30pm, Hangar 3: Environmental consciousness and the fascinating physics behind musical instruments come together in Sprout Up’s maker workshop, where visitors can craft their own musical instrument out of salvaged materials.
Pop-Up Planetarium Show: On the Wings of New York
Noon-3:00pm (every hour), Michael Tyler Fisher Center: Pop-Up Planetarium Show On the Wings of New York
Presentation by Mechanical Engineer and Biologist David Hu: The Mysteries of Animal Movement
1:00pm, Allison & Howard Lutnick Theater: Insects walk on water, snakes slither and fish swim. Animals move with astounding grace, speed and versatility, but how do they do it and what can we learn from them? From the incredible efficiency of the wet dog shake to colonies of ants building rafts out of their own bodies, David Hu shows how animals have adapted and evolved to traverse their environments, taking advantage of physical laws with results that are startling and ingenious. Join Dr. Hu for a book signing following the talk.
Workshop by the Central Park Zoo: What’s for Lunch? Owl Pellet Dissection
1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, & 4:30pm , Hangar 3: In this workshop, you’ll learn all about owls what makes them unique birds. You’ll also solve the mystery of what they ate for lunch by reconstructing the food they already digested! Yum!
Wednesday, February 20
Special Events
ASL-interpreted Tour: Astronauts Aboard Intrepid
10:00am, Hangar 2 : Information Desk: Uncover Intrepid’s role in the early space program with a Museum Educator and ASL interpreters. Explore the space shuttle orbiter Enterprise and replica space capsules. Advance registration required. Click here to register
Tour Guide Talk | Launching into History: Mercury
11:00am, Hangar 2 : Learn about Project Mercury, the birth of NASA, the design of manned spacecraft and the brave astronauts who flew the missions.
Science Demonstration | Blast Off! Launching the Space Shuttle
11:45am, Space Shuttle Pavilion : Discover the forces at work as Museum educators launch air-powered rockets.
Pop-Up Planetarium Show | Giant Leaps: Exploration in the Space Age
1:15pm–4:15pm (every hour), Hangar 3 Rotunda : Journey from the edge of the atmosphere to the edge of the observable universe as you follow the story of space exploration. Space is limited, Seating is on the floor, but stools are available upon request.
Kerbal Space Academy: Launch a Rocket!
1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm & 4:00pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion : All ages can learn the basics of building and launching a rocket with KSA instructor Das Valdez in this 30 minute interactive presentation using the educational game Kerbal Space Program..
Tour Guide Talk | Mars: Journey to the Red Planet
2:30pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion : Learn about NASA’s successful missions to the red planet over the past 50 years and how astronauts will get there in the future.
Tour Guide Talk | Focus on Hubble
3:30pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion : Hear about the five bold missions to repair the Hubble Space Telescope and the scientific discoveries it has made possible.
Family Astronomy Night
6:45pm–10:00pm, Hangar Deck and Flight Deck : Hear talks by scientists, stargaze on the flight deck, and see shows in our pop-up planetarium. Click here to register
 

 

All-Day Activities (10:00am–5:00pm)
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Pier : Explore the solar system in virtual reality.
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Hangar 3: Exoplanet Exploration, Solar System, Mars and Voyager Programs.
New York Institute of Technology
Pier 86 : Hands-on STEM activities.
3Dux Design
Pier 86 : Build your own rocket ship!
U.S. Space & Rocket Center: Space Camp
Pier 86: Take a ride on the multi-axis trainer and feel what it’s like to reenter the Earth’s atmosphere.
 
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope
Hangar 3 : Interactive activities sharing space science and engineering
CUNYSAT-1 Lab
Pier 86 : See Medgar Evers College’s CubeSAT nanosatellite lab interactive display.
Education Zone Activities
Pier 86 : Create your own constellation, see a Mars landscape in 3D, and complete an obstacle course wearing space goggles.
NASA's Kevin Hussey
Space Shuttle Pavilion : Explore the universe with NASA’s Eyes.
Self-Guided Visits
K–12 student groups can experience all the excitement of the Space & Science Festival during free self-guided experiences. Select FREE Space & Science Self-Guide when making a reservation. Register in advance here.
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Thursday, February 21
All-Day Activities (10:00am – 5:00pm) | Location: Hangar 3
Dazzling Discoveries
Hands-on STEAM-themed activities.
Wild Encounters
Live animal display by zoologist Jarod Miller, Jarod Miller, a naturalist who has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O’Brien, along with his amazing animals.
The Climate Museum
Stop by the Climate Museum's table to build your own renewable energy electric circuit and draw a climate art tile that will enter the museum's permanent collection!
Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Two by Two Zoo
Wild World of Animals Exhibit: kangaroo (juvenile), bearded dragon, tortoise, chinchilla, alligators (juvenile), ball python, hissing cockroaches.
New York City Audobon
Craft your very own feathered friend out of paper while you learn all about birds in NYC and what we can do to help them.
Meet the Scientist
Paleontologist Chongyu Yu

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Presentation by Primatologist and comedian Natalia Reagan
11:00am, Allison & Howard Lutnick Theater
Workshop by the New York Aquarium: Watercolors Underwater
11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm & 3:30pm: The New York Aquarium’s Watercolors Underwater workshop will introduce you artifacts of animals that live under the sea and then help you to create your own watercolor painting inspired by them!
Presentation by the Wildlife Theater Group: Flutterby and Piggle
Noon & 4:00pm, Hangar 3 Stage: Symbiosis is the word scientists use to describe the special relationship between a milkweed and a monarch. See just how special it is in this endearing coming of age tale and say hello at a butterfly character or puppet meet and greet!
Intrepid Education Demonstration: Airheads: How Do Things Fly?
12:30pm, Hangar 3 Stage: Museum educators explore the science behind aviation in this demonstration about how things fly!
Pop-Up Planetarium Show: On the Wings of New York
Noon-3:00pm (every hour), Michael Tyler Fisher Center for Education
Live Animal Demonstration by Zoologist Jarod Miller
1:00pm & 3:00pm, Allison & Howard Lutnick Theater
Presentation by Primatologist Natalia Reagan
2:00pm, Hangar 3 Stage
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Friday, February 22
All-Day Activities (10:00am – 5:00pm) | Location: Hangar 3
Dazzling Discoveries
Hands-on STEAM-themed activities.
Jupiter Joe's Sidewalk Astronomy
A hands-on display featuring solar observing, a robotic arm activity and Mars and Apollo interactives.
The Museum of Interesting Things
The Space Race, the Cold War and the Atomic Era fueled a time of exploration and invention that still influences products, design and culture to this day! Check out this hands-on display featuring items inspired by the Space Race, Cold War & World War II with actual artifacts and toys from these eras!
CUNYSAT-1 Lab
Learn about the basics of rocketry, model building and CubeSat nanosatellites!
 
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Catch a glimpse of what you can experience at Space Camp by riding the Multi-Axis Trainer as it simulates a tumble spin.
Kerbal Space Academy
Check out the flight simulation video game, Kerbal Space Academy, which will be broadcast on Twitch.tv.
Curious On Hudson
Funk Flyers: Fun with Aerodynamics Make a funky flyer with Curious-on-Hudson and test how far you can launch it.
Meet the Scientist
Planetary Scientists Ellen Crapster-Pregont & Marina Gemma Learn what space rocks, or meteorites, tell us about the early solar system and how planets are formed.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS
Intrepid Education Demonstration: Intrepid Space Academy
11:30am, Hangar 3 Stage: Do you have the right stuff to be the next great space explorer? Find out what it takes in this fun demonstration!
Presentation by Astrophysicist Joel Green of the Space Telescope Science Institute
Noon, Allison & Howard Lutnick Theater: Learn about the James Webb Space Telescope!
Workshop by Curious On Hudson: Roller Coaster Physics
12:30pm & 3:30pm, Hangar 3 Maker Space: Learn about the forces of motion that allow roller coasters to move against gravity and then try your hand at creating your own marble roller coaster. Connect yours with others to see how far we can make a marble travel on its own momentum.
Meet-and-Greet with Snoopy
Noon - 12:30pm, 1:00pm – 1:30pm & 2:00pm – 2:30pm, Hangar 3
Pop-Up Planetarium Show: Giant Leaps
Noon-3:00pm (every hour), Michael Tyler Fisher Center for Education Journey from the edge of the atmosphere to the edge of the observable universe as you follow the story of space exploration. Seating is limited, and most seating is on a carpeted floor. Stools available upon request.
Presentation by Mad Science: Up, Up & Away
1:00pm & 4:00pm, Hangar 3 Stage: You think homework is pressure? Just wait until you learn how the weight of the earth’s atmosphere pushes down on you with the force of two elephants! Explore how Bernoulli’s principle creates enough lift to make a jumbo jet fly or how air pressure can be used to launch a hot air balloon. Watch in amazement as our vortex generator creates giant smoke rings. Want even more pressure? Take a ride on our amazing Mad Science Hovercraft! Mad Science shows are fun and educational and this program will leave you flying high!
Workshop by CUNYSAT-1 Lab: Rocket Modeling and Building
2:30pm, Hangar 3 Marker Space: Learn all about the building components of a model rocket and the science behind basic flight and rocketry.
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Saturday, February 23
All-Day Activities (10:00am – 5:00pm) | Location: Hangar 3
Dazzling Discoveries
Hands-on STEAM-themed activities
Jupiter Joe's Sidewalk Astronomy
A hands-on display featuring solar observing, a robotic arm activity and Mars and Apollo interactives
The Museum of Interesting Things
The Space Race, the Cold War and the Atomic Era fueled a time of exploration and invention that still influences products, design and culture to this day! Check out this hands-on display featuring items inspired by the Space Race, Cold War & World War II with actual artifacts and toys from these eras!
American Society of Civil Engineers
Hands-on STEM-themed activities
Columbia Space Initiative
Learn all about the principles of aerodynamics while making your own paper airplane!
Teachers in Space
Assemble classroom cubekits for flight experiments on balloons, gliders and spacecraft!
 
CUNYSAT-1 Lab
Learn about the basics of rocketry, model building and CubeSat nanosatellites!
 
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Catch a glimpse of what you can experience at Space Camp by riding the Multi-Axis Trainer as it simulates a tumble spin.
Kerbal Space Academy
Check out the flight simulation video game, Kerbal Space Academy, which will be broadcast on Twitch.tv.
FIRST
Watch the Rover Ruckus Tech Team Challenge, in which FIRST teams go head-to-head with their unique creations.
Meet the Scientist
Geologist Steven Jaret
Curious On Hudson
Funky Flyers: Fun with Aerodynamics Make a funky flyer with Curious-on-Hudson and test how far you can launch it.
SPECIAL EVENTS
Workshop by Curious On Hudson: Roller Coaster Physics
11:30am & 3:30pm, Hangar 3 Maker Space: Learn about the forces of motion that allow roller coasters to move against gravity and then try your hand at creating your own marble roller coaster. Connect yours with others to see how far we can make a marble travel on its own momentum.
Meet-and-Greet with Snoopy
Noon - 12:30pm, 1:00pm – 1:30pm & 2:00pm – 2:30pm, Hangar 3
Pop-Up Planetarium Show: Giant Leaps
Noon-3:00pm (every hour), Michael Tyler Fisher Center for Education Journey from the edge of the atmosphere to the edge of the observable universe as you follow the story of space exploration.
Workshop by Teachers in Space: Get Started With Arduino
12:30pm, Hangar 3 Maker Space: Work with IDE and sketches to illuminate an LED.
Intrepid Education Demonstration: Intrepid Space Academy
1:00pm, Hangar 3 Stage: Do you have the right stuff to be the next great space explorer? Find out what it takes in this fun demonstration!
Presentation by Mad Science: Spin, Pop, Boom
2:00pm & 4:00pm, Hangar 3 Stage: Are you ready for some fun science? Spin, Pop, Boom is all about awesome experiments! Guests can release genies from bottles and spew massive columns of foam with the use of catalysts!
Workshop by CUNYSAT-1 Lab: Rocket Modeling and Building

2:30pm, Hangar 3 Maker Space: Learn all about the building components of a model rocket and the science behind basic flight and rocketry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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